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National Hunting and Fishing Day Activities | Sept. 26, 2020

Sept. 26, 2020 at 8 a.m.

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

Launched in 1971 by Congress, NHF Day has consistently recognized hunters and anglers for their leadership in wildlife and conservation. NHF Day is observed and celebrated the fourth Saturday in September every year.

National Hunting and Fishing Day focuses on raising public awareness about the importance of the wise use of natural resources, promoting wildlife conversation and outdoor sports. On this day, local, state, regional and national organizations hold fishing- and hunting-related events providing participants with an opportunity to experience traditional outdoor sports.

Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in its efforts to increase the number of hunters and anglers in The Natural State by pledging to take a newcomer to the woods or water this National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 26.

All activities are free thanks to your support of the 1/8 Cent Conservation Sales Tax.

Social distancing guidelines will be in place at all venues. Masks required.


Statewide


Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center 1400 Black Dog Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71602
870-534-0011
10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 3-D Archery Shoot


Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center 8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith, AR 72916
479-452-3993
Catch a tagged catfish and win a prize. Check out what what’s coming to Wells Lake! Come out this Saturday for National Hunting and Fishing Day to catch one of these big catfish! Fishing license required for anyone 16 or older.


Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center 1685 CR35N,Columbus, AR 71831
870-983-2790 or 870-983-2740
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Activities include:

  • Shotgun Range | The range will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. No appointment necessary. Click on the range link for range rules and more range information. 
  • Youth Fishing Derby | Starts 10 a.m. Prizes awarded at noon. 
  • AGFC Outdoor Skills Program | Earn your Fishing and Shotgun Marksmanship patch through the AGFC Outdoor Skills Program.

Bring your mask, gun, shells, and fishing bait for a day of fun.


Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek, 851 Conservation Lane, Yellville, AR 72687
870-449-3484

  • 9-10 a.m. | Catfishing Derby #1
    Fishing derby for anglers under the age of 16 with their families.  Registration is required so please call 870-449-3484 to reserve your spot. Families are encouraged to bring their own tackle and bait. Or use ours. Fishing is a great way to catch memories.
  • 10:30-11:15 | Knots for the Outdoors
    There are thousands of knots to tie, but you don't need to know them all. In fact, just a few different knots are all that are needed for most situation. Join Mr. Ken as he shares his suggestions on which knots are essential and most useful for outdoors activity. Learn and practice these essentials and leave with a new confidence that you can tie one on. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 870-449-3484 for reservations.
  • 11 a.m.-noon | Catfishing Derby #2
    Fishing derby for anglers under the age of 16 with their families. Registration is required so please call 870-449-3484 to reserve your spot. Families are encouraged to bring their own tackle and bait. Or use ours. Fishing is a great way to catch memories.

Dr. James E. Moore, Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range, 574 Clinton Road, Conway, AR 72032
501-470-9904
8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
To celebrate this day, all pistol and rifle shooting will be free and skeet/trap will be 1/2 price. This is a one day special, so don't miss out. We look forward to seeing you all at the range. Call 501-470-9904 for more information.